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i·con

icon

 
 
pronunciation:
aI kan
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: on a phone or computer display, a small drawing that is used as a symbol. Clicking on the symbol requests a certain action from the computer, such as opening a file, taking a user to a location, or playing an audio.
I showed my grandmother how to take a picture with her phone by clicking on the camera icon.
definition 2: an image or picture of a religious figure which is itself seen as holy by some Christian churches.
 
similar words:
idol
definition 3: a person or thing that is an object of great respect and admiration.
Michael Jackson is a pop icon.Einstein was an icon of twentieth-century physics.
similar words:
idol
derivations: iconic (adj.), iconical (adj.), iconically (adv.)
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